Dr. Adi Barak

Dr. Adi Barak









The Spitzer Department of Social Work, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva


MSW (Direct Ph.D. program)

The Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University



MFA Theater

Tel Aviv University


Ph.D. Social Work (Direct Ph.D. program)

The Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University


Post-Doctoral Fellowships


Haifa University; The Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapies; The President's Postdoctoral Fellowship; Advisor - Prof. Rachel Lev


The University of Chicago; Chapin Hall Research Center; Haruv Institute Fellowship; Advisor - Dr. Matthew Stagner


The University of Chicago; School of Social Service Administration Postdoctoral Research Fellowship; Advisor - Prof. Neil B. Guterman




The Spitzer Department of Social Work Excellence Award

Ben-Gurion University


Wolf foundation excellence award.


The Spitzer Department of Social Work Excellence Award

Ben-Gurion University


The Tel-Aviv University Rector's PhD scholarship


The Shimon Bergman fund scholarship

The Inga Gotfarb Fund Scholarship


The Rector's prize for excellence in teaching, Tel Aviv University


Haruv institute post-doctoral fellowship award to the University of Chicago


The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry Experiments Grant ( Making a (re) Entrance project - Using theater to facilitate research about the reentry process with a group of ex-offenders).


Chicago Course Connection Grants (Making a (re) Entrance project.)



2005-2006 - ATD Fourth World Seminar planning


Barak, A., Stebbins, A. (2016). Performing Reentry: Reflections from Institution X. Critical Social Policy.

Elran-Barak, R., Barak, A., Lomranz, J., & Benyamini, Y. (2016) Successful Aging among Holocaust Survivors: Striving for the Best Possible Life. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, gbw136

Barak, A., Leichtentritt, R.D. (2016). Creative Writing After Traumatic Loss: Towards a Generative Writing Approach. British Journal of Social Work, bcw030.

Leichtentritt, R. D., Shamir, M. M., Barak, A., & Yerushalmi, A. (2016). Bodies as means for continuing post-death relationships. Journal of health psychology, 21(5), 738-749.

Barak, A. (2015). Critical Consciousness in Critical Social Work: Learning from the Theatre of the Oppressed. British Journal of Social Work, bcv102.

Barak, A., Leichtentritt, R.D. (2015). Ideological Meaning Making After the Loss of a Child: The Case of Israeli Bereaved Parents. Death Studies, 39, 360-368

Barak, A., Speilberger, J. & Gitlow, E (2014). The Challenge of Relationships and Fidelity: Home Visitors' Perspectives. Children and Youth Services Review, 42, 50-58.

Barak, A., & Lichtentreit, R. (2014). The Configurations of Time in Bereaved Parents' Narratives. Qualitative Health Research, 24(8), 1090-1101.

Barak, A. (2013). Playback Theatre and Narrative Therapy: Introducing a New Model. Dramatherapy, 35, 108-119.

Leichtentritt, R. D., Yerushalmi, A., & Barak, A. (2013). Characteristics of the Ongoing Bond. British Journal of Social Work, bct171.

Krumer-Nevo, M., Barak, A. & Teichman, M. (2007) Inclusion and its implementation: Youth workers' perspectives on an experimental social-business initiative for 'at-risk' youth in Israeli community centers. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 2, 257-260.

Krumer-Nevo, M., & Barak, A. (2007) Service Users and Personal Social Services in Israel: Are We Ready to Hear What Clients Want to Tell Us? Journal of Social Services Research, 34, 27-42.

Krumer-Nevo, M., & Barak, A. (2006). Service Users' Perspectives on the Benefits System in Israel: A Participatory Action Research. Social Policy and Administration, 40, 774-790.

Krumer-Nevo, M. & Barak, A. (2006). Participatory action research: The perspectives of social service users regarding social services. Bitachon Sociali (Social Security), 72, 11-39. (Hebrew)

Krumer-Nevo, M., Barak, A. & Teichman, M. (2006). Implementing inclusion: Youth "at risk" at the Israeli Community Center Network. Mifgash (Encounter), 22, 33-56. (Hebrew)


Non Refereed Publications

Barak, A. (2012) Satirical improvised news paper. Theatre, 32, 4-18. (Hebrew).

Barak A. (2010). Youth at risk of becoming School Dropouts. Hed Hachinich, 84, 92-94. (Hebrew).

Krumer-Nevo, M., Teichman, M. & Barak, A. (2004) 'Business and Community Initiators' Program Youth-at-Risk at the Focus of Attention at the Israeli Network of Community Centers ("Matnasim")': an evaluation study. The Interdisciplinary Center for Children and Youth Studies, Tel-Aviv University, School of Social Work.

Krumer-Nevo, M. & Barak, A. (2003). 'The contribution of people living in poverty to poverty discourse'. Position paper written towards a conference under the same name held at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: Beer-Sheva.



A. Barak, On war and Soldiers: The Israeli Ethos on Stage. Northwestern Israeli Studies Conference.

A. Barak, "Temporal organization of bereavment narratives". The 5th conference of qualitative research, Ben Gurion University, February 2012.

A. Barak, "Playback theatre. Telling and reflecting". Art Therapy and the Brain, Haifa University, December 2009.

M. Krumer-Nevo, A. Barak, "Transforming personal knowledge into political manifest" The First International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, May 2005.

2005-2006 - ATD Fourth world seminar on extreme poverty (Marseille 9.2005).

A. Barak, M. Krumer-Nevo, M. Teichman, "Youth-at-Risk at the Focus of Attention at the Israeli Network of Community Centers ("Matnasim"): An evaluation study". Youth in a changing world, The Interdisciplinary center for Children and Youth Studies. Tel Aviv  University, May 2005.

M. Krumer-Nevo, A. Barak, "Inclusion, exclusion and poverty". The Israeli Sociological Association Annual Conference, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, February 2004.

A. Barak, "Playback theatre as a therapeutic technique". Addicted to Arts conference, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, February 2004. 


7631001 - Critical Thinking in Social Work

7641102 - Group dynamics

7660401 - Eclectic Intervention Methods

7666401 - Critical Thinking in Social Work

7699401 - Workshop for doctoral students

7699901 - Qualitative research methods



1. Social Policy Research

2. Bereavement

3. Arts in Psychotherapy

4. Radical Social Work